ByteDance appoints Nikhil Gandhi as TikTok India head

MUMBAI: Chinese company ByteDance-owned social media video app TikTok has appointed Nikhil Gandhi as the Head of TikTok India. Based out of Mumbai, Gandhi will lead the development of TikTok’s products and operations in India.

In his new role, Gandhi will focus on inspiring creativity and bringing joy to TikTok’s users, while also working to have a broader positive impact in the country. As India TikTok head, Nikhil will prioritize key initiatives, such as #EduTok, that benefit the community.

Gandhi joins TikTok from Times Network where he was the president and COO.

Commenting on his appointment, Nikhil Gandhi said, “I am excited to be part of TikTok’s journey in India at a time when it is strengthening its overall presence in the country and building a platform that enables creative expression. I am looking forward to working with the team to build a platform that adds value to India’s growing digital community, every day.”

In a career spanning over 20 years, Nikhil has held leadership positions at leading media and entertainment companies. Most recently, Nikhil was spearheading the business growth at Times Global Broadcasting as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Times Network, Nikhil was at The Walt Disney Company for 9 years. Adding to his experience are his stints at UTV Global Broadcasting and Viacom Media Networks.

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